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The COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for children from 12 years of age. This is what you need to know.
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for teens who make vaccination a reality for many parents who are thinking of taking their children to the nearest pharmacy or hospital to shoot them.
Vaccinating children against COVID-19 can scare some parents, especially because of the politics and drama surrounding this all-important moment. A survey indicates only 30% of parents they were willing to take their children to be vaccinated as soon as there was a shot. Many parents think of these vaccines as something different from the average flu vaccine.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for children? Will vaccination records be required to return to school? Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines and teens.
Giving the vaccine to your child is important
Pfizer Adolescent Vaccine Trial Data shows that the shot is 100% effective in protecting them from the virus. This is more effective than for adults. Protecting children not only drastically reduces child hospitalization and COVID-19 deaths, but also prevents the development of new, more dangerous vaccine variants.
Side effects have been minimal
Data from adolescents show that the vaccine works well on them, considered safe for the vast majority. About 6% of adolescents experienced an adverse event, including depression, constipation, and abdominal pain, which was not found to be related to the vaccine itself. No terrifying side effects such as blood clots or severe allergic reactions were reported in the vaccine trials.
Will COVID-19 vaccines be needed for face-to-face school?
Although there has been much debate about vaccine passports and events that are only available to vaccinated people, there is no way to know if schools will do so or even if they will be legally allowed to do so. .
Some colleges and universities have asked students to get vaccinated if they want to attend class in person. However, this issue may change by state and will likely be governed by each school’s immunization policies and guidelines.
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